On 8 November 2016, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER Founder Hans Dieter Temp was honored Trip Transformador, an award for personalities who stand for societal change. The award presentation took place in the Auditório Ibirapuera in São Paulo.
The award Trip Transformador was created in order to make visible those Brazilians who work on transforming the society. The objective is to promote dynamics of continuous transformation and advance a more humane and just world.
The prize that has been awarded since 2007 is a tribute to people whose work, ideas, originality and social initiatives contribute to the development of collective organizations and people in their environment.
The initiative Trip aims at showing that everybody is able to transform the reality in their surroundings. “Trip focuses on people who seek an alternative lifestyle, a lifestyle not prioritizing personal goals like wealth and power,” Paulo Lima says, editor of Trip magazine, that yearly honors selected people. “We want to tell stories about people who realize better, generous and noble projects, who chose at a certain point to spend their lives contributing to making our world a better place”, Lima explains.
Usually, each year ten persons who each stand for a sublime project are awarded.
Hans Dieter Temp on his vision during the award presentation Trip Transformador 2016:
“Not only do I believe in a city without hunger, but I also believe in a world without hunger – a world in which children have the possibility to have a nutritious breakfast at school, and rural dwellers have access to healthy food for their daily meals.”
The initiative Trip Transformador about Hans Dieter Temp’s award:
“This could be the main difference between a celebrity and a hero: If heroes face social injustice, they role up their sleeves and start putting out themselves for the community, animated with the dream of changing the world forever.”